Our day started off with a bang, literally! Wren and I were playing in the living room when a bird hit our front window…. then within a few seconds 3 more plowed into it as well. We quickly put on our shoes and set up a search for the victims in the massive shrubbery in front of our house (that is not very friendly I might add, poking me constantly with thorns). We were forced to call off the search after only locating one little guy.
I refused to touch him with my bare hands so I used a bread bag to rescue him and set him in some dirt to recover. Wren loved looking at him and kept saying “Baby Bird, hurt!”. But about 2 hours later we watched him flutter off, so it looks like our little patient recovered.
And now that I actually have about 2 minutes to sit down and type while Wren naps I wanted to catch up with you all! There is really no excuse for it, but I am extremely extremely overwhelmed with emails. I am sure I have mentioned it here about a hundred times already, so I apologize for the monotony, but there is simply no possibility of me tackling them all. And quite frankly I have been happy to even have 10 minutes a day at the computer lately as Wren has suddenly abandoned her mid-day nap (I’m hoping it’s a temporary thing!!!) and I barely have the energy capable to form a complete sentance at 11pm when I settle down for the evening.
So I am going to answer all the most pressing questions I see right here, then transfer them to the FAQ section. But please know that if I had the time I would LOVE to shoot the breeze and chat with you, and that as soon as I open your email (I try to at least read them all!) I consider you one of my furniture painting sisters, or in the rare instance, brother. And if you have asked for creative advice, well let’s just call it a blessing in disguise that I haven’t steered you in some horribly wrong direction causing you unnecessary heartache and stress. Because you really don’t need it either, I promise! So many of you have it going on already.
But for those of you who have asked these questions repeatedly, here is my response.
What color is this wall:
Easy! That is Windham from Pratt & Lambert. I always list paint sources for each room under Tour Our Renos.
Another question I see regularly is ” What is your favorite white paint”?
As for Verathane, several of you have notified me that it is not available at your local stores. I am sooo sad to hear this because I have nothing but wonderful things to say about it. Unfortunately I don’t have another brand I can recommend because they are all I use.
You guys are so inventive, and everytime I think I have been asked everything I usually see a new question pop up. Like “why do you like white so much?” (I’ll leave that one to a therapist), “should I paint my great great great grandmother’s dining room table” (yikes, I don’t that kind of pressure on me people!!), or one of my personal favorites “How many dust bunnies would you estimate you pick up on those dark floors everyday?” and the answer for that one is easy: none! Mung Kee does all the mopping around here.